TERESA GÓMEZ REUS
Teresa Gómez Reus is Professor of American literature at the University of Alicante, Spain. She has published on Anglo-American women writers of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, feminist literary theory, spatial criticism, and women’s writing of theFirst World War. She has been recipient of several fellowships and she has been visiting professor at Princeton University, M.I.T., and King’s College, London. Among her publications are her edited volumes Inside Out: Women Negotiating, Appropriating, Subverting Public and Private Space (with Arancha Usandizaga; Rodopi, 2008), ¡ZonaProhibida! Mary Borden, una enfermera norteamericana en la Gran Guerra (Biblioteca Javier Coy, 2011); Mujeres al frente: Testimonios de la Gran Guerra (Huerga y Fierro, 2012), Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces (with Terry Gifford; Palgrave 2013), Edith Wharton, del viaje como arte (Línea del Horizonte, 2016),and her critical edition of Edith Wharton’s La edad de la inocencia (Cátedra,2020).
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Robert McRuer is Professor of English at The George Washington University, where he teaches queer theory, disability studies, and critical theory in general. He is the author, most recently, of Crip Times: Disability, Globalization, and Resistance (NYU, 2018) and of Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (NYU, 2006), which has recently been translated into Spanish as Teoría Crip: Señales Culturales de lo Queer y de la Discapacidad. He is the editor of several volumes, most recently, with David Bolt, the multi-volume series A Cultural History of Disability (Bloomsbury, 2020).
Matthew Stratton is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of The Politics of Irony in American Modernism (Fordham University Press, 2014). His work focuses on intersections between aesthetics, politics, intellectual and literary and cultural history, especially as the first half of the twentieth century inflects our contemporary vision of representation and action. He is the editor of the Routledge Companion to Politics and Literature in English (forthcoming May 2023) and received the UC Davis Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching 2016-17.
JOSEPH CASSARA (CANCELLED)
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ROCKLAND / GIRON
Michael Aaron Rockland is professor of American Studies Emeritus at Rutgers University. His early career was in the U.S. diplomatic service, during which he was a cultural attaché in both Argentina and Spain . He is the author of sixteen books, five of which have received special recognition and prizes. His first book, Sarmiento’s Travels in the United States in 1847 (Princeton), was chosen by The Washington Post’s Book World as one of the “Fifty Best Books of the Year.” His novel, A Bliss Case (Coffee House) was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” A book he co-wrote, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike (Rutgers) was chosen by the New Jersey State Library as one of the “Ten Best Books Ever Written on New Jersey or by a New Jerseyan.” His latest books are a new edition of The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel (Rutgers University Press) and the novel Married to Hitler (Hansen Publishing Group), as well as two memoirs, An American Diplomat in Franco Spain and Navy Crazy (also Hansen). Rockland has won seven major teaching/lecturing awards, including the National Teaching Award in American Studies. He has lectured in some twenty-three countries around the world. A regular contributor to New Jersey Monthly magazine, he has also worked in television and film production, mostly for P.B.S., including scripting and acting in one movie, Three Days on Big City Waters. He is regularly interviewed on N.P.R.
Luis Girón Echevarría is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Extremadura, in Cáceres. From August 1990 to May 1991 he was a Visiting Professor of Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa, USA. In 2003 he was a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to attend the Salzburg session “Contemporary American Literature: Cultural Diversity and Aesthetic Continuities”, organized by the Salzburg Seminar, and chaired by Professor Emory Eliott. He is the author of articles and books on writers such as John Steinbeck, Washington Irving, James Hearst, Carson McCullers, Ernest Hemingway, Scott F. Fitzgerald and Langston Hughes, among others. He is presently at work on articles on Helena Viramontes and Tennessee Williams. He has organized various national and international conferences: I International Conference on American Literature (1995); II International Conference on American Literature (1998); International Edgar Allan Poe Bicentennial Conference: The Long Shadow of a Tormented Genius (2009); International Tennessee Williams Centennial Conference: Embracing the Island of his Self (2011); International Arthur Miller Centennial Conference (2015), and the XIII SAAS Conference: Understanding (Human) Nature (2017). His main interests are in the field of American Literature, Literary Translation, Stylistics and Multicultural American Literature.